Potholed road to get a timely filling or two

Potholes on Bond Street, Blackpool.The road is due to be resurfaced next week following complaints about what a state it is in.
Potholes on Bond Street, Blackpool.The road is due to be resurfaced next week following complaints about what a state it is in.
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Work will be carried out next week to resurface a major route in South Shore.

Repairs are due to be made to Bond Street between its junctions with Station Road and Balmoral Road.

Complaints have been made about the number of potholes along that stretch of the carriageway.

Waterloo ward councillor Derek Robertson said: “I have been asking for something to be done for the last two years because there are a lot of potholes on this stretch of Bond Street.

“It is the part of the road where buses were diverted along when Lytham Road Bridge was being repaired recently, so it has taken quite a hammering.

“I would also like to see a mini roundabout put in at the junction of Bond Street and Station Road.

“Traffic travels quite fast along Station Road and visibility is sometimes difficult for drivers coming along Bond Street due to parked cars.

“There have been accidents there in the past and I am worried there will be more.

“It would make sense to put a mini roundabout in at the same time as the other work is being done, but if that isn’t the case then I will be continuing to press for something to be done.”

The work is due to be carried out between Tuesday and Thursday next week.

Buses were diverted along Station Road, Bond Street and Watson Road for around two years between early 2011 and September 2013 after Network Rail said Lytham Road Bridge was not strong enough to carry them.

Residents estimated the alterations to the route meant there were around 40 buses an hour using the diversion.